British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue


2009-12-11 14:24:23

Seal Rescue, St Ives

seal caught in monofilament nettingI received a call at around midday from Dave Jarvis about a net entangled seal on rocks at Man's Head, Porthmeor Beach (west). I grabbed my kit and headed off to meet the guys who had originally called it in. They showed me to where the seal was and found it had monofilament netting around its neck and fore flipper. Luckily the netting had not yet cut into the seal and I managed to get the pup into the seal bag, Dan Jarvis then arrived and we carried it back to the beach to meet Dave and Lesley. Together we managed to cut and remove the netting and get a temperature reading. After a quick stop en route to get fluids into the pup, the Jarvis' transported the seal to West Hatch.

Many thanks to the Jarvis family and to the guys who called it in.

Tim Bain
Area Coordinator